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Project by htl posted 05-30-2019 07:34 PM 461 views 1 time favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well got it done, so now have built the whole Gatto car set for the Reading train.
Tony said the whole set is 7 foot long, just the passenger and Caboose is 32”.
It is made with walnut and maple and finished it with Danish oil which looks wet in the picture but will flaten out as it dries, see the caboose.
Here’s the train it will match up with.

I’ll try to get some pictures of the whole rig when it dries, that Danish oil needs a couple a days to dry before it quits smelling.

A note here the Gatto cars are some what smaller than the Toys and Joys cars but have a more modern look to them, so if your thinking of adding them to your T&J train set you’ll need to enlarge them a little.

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#1 posted 05-30-2019 07:41 PM

Magnificant work, very nice clean lines

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#2 posted 05-30-2019 07:46 PM

That is one fine looking train.

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#3 posted 05-30-2019 07:53 PM

I only used 1 Gatto plan for a jeep many years ago, as I remember they are very detailed. Nice job man!!

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#4 posted 05-30-2019 07:58 PM

I like this one very much, even more than the ones you build before.

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#5 posted 05-30-2019 08:14 PM

What an awesome build! You do some great work htl. I still have an old engine and coal car from a train set that I got when I was a kid for Christmas (1950’s) that looks just like the one in you photo. It’s been packed in a box for years and year! LOL!
Nice work on this one!

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htl

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#6 posted 05-30-2019 08:18 PM

hunter71 I use the pictures and hardly glance at the printed info pages and with Gatto there’s a ton of them.
It has got me in trouble a couple a times but all that reading. LOL

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#7 posted 05-30-2019 08:20 PM

GREAT JOB!

Now the hard part— trying to find a sutiable display spot!

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htl

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#8 posted 05-30-2019 08:28 PM

I need to take some picture of the whole train now that it’s all done but need to figure out where I can see it all being 7’ long. :-[

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#9 posted 05-30-2019 08:33 PM

Turned out very beautifully, Where do you display a 7’ train other than in a train museum?

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#10 posted 05-30-2019 08:49 PM

oh my gosh is that a beautiful hunk of lumber

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#11 posted 05-30-2019 09:07 PM

htl, Just thinking about what you said! Maybe a large mirror would help get the entire 7’ in the shot. Or on some smart phones there is an option in the camera setting that let’s you pan the shot.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#12 posted 05-30-2019 09:12 PM

your just way to fast for me … I worked on lathe today turning the boiler till i got tired …. cant wait to see it all together i bet it will look sweet GREAT JOB :<)))

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#13 posted 05-30-2019 11:11 PM

Nice!! You know, most trains have several passenger cars… :)

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#14 posted 05-30-2019 11:54 PM

That is simply beautiful!

-- Brian

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#15 posted 05-30-2019 11:57 PM

Steve so your saying I need to build two or three more. LOL
May make a cattle car to fit in but already have way to long a train.
Thanks all for checking in and commenting, I’m really happy the way it turned out.

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